Witches by Nigel Cawthorne
History of a Persecution

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Between 1450 and 1750 more than 100,000 people, mainly women, in Europe and colonial America were prosecuted for practicing harmful magic and worshipping the devil. Witches examines this persecution and the religious hysteria which inspired it tracing its roots back to the savage suppression of the heretical Waldenisan sect by the Catholic church. Witches is a thorough and absorbing account of the persecution of this group of people throughout the world.
 

About Nigel Cawthorne

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Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam" A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II", and History's Greatest Battles". He lives in England.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Capella.
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction